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probably for julia ormond, but it made my day. craig: that is lovely. are you a romantic person? >> yes, if you wanted to write my name in the sky, i heard they were charging $500 on valentine's day to do that. craig, you could have just taken me out to dinner. [laughter] craig: yes. >> can we pretend that it was from you? craig: yes! absolutely. i wish i thought of that. i thought the sky writing would have been more of a surprise. plus i'm a vegetarian now, i think. or maybe that was last night. whatever it is. >> tomorrow you can be. craig: are you a vegetarian? >> i was for a long time. craig: was it glasgow airport, the bacon? >> no. you guys are into the weird stuff. the cornish pasties. craig: that is not weird. >> that would make me a vegetarian. craig: why? it is just sausage inside pastry. >> exactly.
craig: well, meat inside a pie is a good thing, i think. >> it makes me think of "sweeney todd." the butchers. craig: yes. yes. delicious. it all sounds delicious to me. >> do you like mint sauce? craig: you have it with certain types of meat. >> mince pies. that is not mint sauce. what are we talking about? [phone ringing] craig: yes, hello? >> yes. hello. craig: you want to speak to julia? >> i would love to. >> oh, it is that old broad? on the old timey telephone. >> hello, dear. having some trouble with your words today, are we? craig: i hate that woman. she's so mean! >> do you want me to stick up for you? i will throw down. craig: throw down!
>> you sound like a man! [applause] geoff: there you go. raig: wow! although, is sounding like a man a bad thing? because i don't, so it is good! >> if your name is miriam, yeah. craig: yes, i guess. >> i only did that for you. i'm really not a mean person. craig: that was a lovely thing you did, sticking up for me. i liked it. i wish i had taken you out to dinner and written sky lettering for you. i wish i did, of course. why were you out hiking? do you have a dog? >> i don't have a dog. i actually don't even live in l.a. live in new york. but i'm here temporarily. that is one of my favorite things to do. craig: do you like to hike in new york? >> there is nowhere to hike in new york. craig: you can go to central ark. >> you can hike flats. craig: you can run or go on a bicycle. >> sure, i like to run. craig: or those tiny bikes with one little wheel and one big
wheel. >> i would fall off of that. craig: come on. give it a try! [laughter] >> have you ever given it a try? craig: no, i'm scared. >> there you go. so am i. craig: really? maybe we should try together. >> then we would definitely fall off a bicycle. you're thinking of a bicycle built for two. craig: "daisy, daisy," that is the name of that song. do you know that song? you don't know that song? >> no. it was very popular in the 1980's. it is a song about -- my grandmother used to sing it to me when i was a child. it was about a couple that went cycling on a bicycle built for two. >> lovely. craig: yeah, good times. >> i don't know what to say. craig: do you want any chocolate or anything? >> no. do we have a little time left? craig: sure. >> do you want to do the therapy session? craig: absolutely. but we have to take a commercial break. >> sorry. i jumped the gun.
[laughter] wait. craig: i'm sorry. i rang the bell. that means we have to speak german. >> ok. craig: every time i ring the bell, i have to speak german. did you speak german in the movie? >> i didn't but i learned some. i can say random things in german. craig: can you say cuss words in german? please begin. >> auf wiedersehen. hey kevin...still eating chalk for hearburn? yea. try alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heart burn and taste awesome. these are good. told ya! i'm feeling better already. alka-seltzer fruit chews. enjoy the relief!
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it was happy. craig: it was? >> yes. craig: yet you work in the performing arts. >> true. [laughter] craig: you seek the approval of strangers. >> that's right. craig: why? >> um -- can we talk about dreams? craig: no! >> this is my therapy session. craig: all right then. fine. tell me about your dreams. >> so psychoanalyze this one. craig: ok. >> the most recent one, someone had broken into my house. it was a woman. i had to hit her across the head with a giant bottle. craig: yes. >> that is kind of it. craig: you are repressing your sexuality. [laughter] >> no. pretty sure not. craig: the bottle represents the penis and the woman represents the woman.
and the house represents -- a house. [laughter] >> can i fire my therapist? craig: yes, absolutely! oh, me? no! you can't fire me! >> yeah, you. craig: are you in therapy now? >> i go to therapy. but i'm a perfect human being so i actually don't need to go to therapy. craig: me, too. once a week, i roll up to that woman's office and tell her all my stuff -- >> and then? craig: i feel a little better. >> yeah. craig: it is like house cleaning a little bit. getting into the dark corners and giving it a good cleaning. >> interesting. like brushing your teeth. [laughter] craig: with a big giant brush! >> a soul brush. a brush for your soul. craig: soul brush was the name of one of the forgotten bands at woodstock.
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enter the cbs cares colonoscopy sweepstakes. ♪ craig: welcome back, everybody! welcome back! my next guest -- my next guest is the culture reporter at "the new york times"! ♪ he's the author of the new book, "mad as hell," which is in stores now. please welcome dave itzkoff, everybody. dave itzkoff! [applause] david, you look great! you look great! >> that is the most applause a newspaper reporter has ever received. craig: come on. you're not just the reporter. you're a culture guy. >> one of several.
craig: at the "new york times." the home of culture! >> we like to think so. craig: yes, you do, don't you? [laughter] i'm intrigued by this book. i'm about 40 pages into it. it is making of "network." >> howard beale. i'm as mad as hell as i'm not going to take it anymore. craig: i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore. it was great. i was surprised. why were you fascinated by a whole book about this movie? >> it is not just about this crazy moment in 1976 when this movie came out, but it is a movie about what happened to television and the media. when you look at what television is now, it is bunch of people looking into the camera, making stuff up at the top of their head. talking in slightly funny accents. craig: hey, you swanky new york bastard! you got me turned around! no, i'm interested because that -- the movie came out in 1976. punk rock started in 1975. it feels like all popular
culture went crazy in the mid 1970's. >> yes. america was a very frustrating place at that time. craig: and in the u.k.. it was very bad there, i remember. sort of. >> i was just being born, myself. so i don't have any memories whatsoever. i'm told it was not just disco balls and cocaine. people were really pent up about inflation and the end of the watergate era and problems in the mideast. craig: hippies. hippies.aig:he hippies were there. the "new york times" driving everybody crazy. >> so there was a writer who wrote a movie not only about a television network going bonkers where they have a tv anchor who is losing his mind and they wanted to keep him on the air to drive up ratings. this becomes a vehicle for all the frustrations that the
country is feeling at that time. craig: it is funny how that never happened in real life. >> oh, no. everybody got sane. craig: it is funny. it is very prophetic. the movie is very prophetic. it is a strange one. i was surprised to hear that the big famous speech was done on the first day of filming! >> a portion of it is. there are portions of it where you're watching peter finch through a tv monitor in other people's houses and in the studio. that was shot on the very first day. then a couple of days later, they shoot the big scene of him looking into camera. i'm mad as hell. they only shot one and a half takes of that speech. craig: because he was ill? >> he kind of lost his mojo. he gave one huge performance of it. it took a lot out of him. sidney lumet, the director said let's go again. they get about a minute into the second take and finch kind of says i can't go on anymore. lumet says, ok, fine.
1 1/2 takes. craig: you only have to get it on camera once, i guess. a lot of these great moments in america, you know that scene in "good fellas"? >> the tracking take. craig: it was one take. >> think how many times they had to shoot it to get it right. craig: they just did it that day. they didn't even rehearse. >> is that true? craig: no. >> you can say anything on tv and it becomes true. craig: no, you can say anything in "the "new york times" and it books true. if you say it on tv, it is just crap going out. that's all. some of the stuff you wrote, not only do you work at "new york times," but also you're talking about a beloved piece of -- do we call it americana? i suppose it is, isn't it? >> sure! craig: do you feel any risk exposing yourself to other people's opinions? there is one or two on the internet who may disagree with
what you say. i know what you're thinking. craig, the internet is a place for weasely discussion and argument. >> exactly. i'm going to go there after the show vapid a frank discussion with these people. craig: there are going to be a lot of attacks. >> i try to be careful with something like this. you're talking about a writer who passed away in 1981. i spoke to as many surviving people as i could. i got access to his papers. he is very much represented in those papers, but yeah, you are always thinking about am i representing this person accurately and everyone will tell you that patty was a feisty, cantankerous guy. there were people who got bowls of matzo ball soup thrown at them by him. they are proud of this. they are thrilled this guy did this. craig: see, i would do that to him m him, but he is too far away. >> we can order out. craig: that would be a great bit. we just throw matzo balls at him. that's right, you, baby!
i'm mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore. so the last time i interviewed you, no, you interviewed me. we were at the tv -- >> yes, the paley - craig: you were gooded a interviewing. new knew things about my life. and said hey, that time you did that thing. i was like i could never do that. >> i just googled you. craig: that's how i do it. >> now the interviewer is becoming the interviewee. craig: the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind. it is hakuna matada, the circle of life. >> you're just a fountain of wisdom. craig: yes, i am. apparently. not new york times fountain of wisdom. just a small puddle of knowledge. not even knowledge. more like a damp cloth of gossip. so how are things in new york? all right? >> rather chilly. craig: yes, a little bit. >> we're digging ourselves out
from whatever the latest polar vortex. craig: are we still talking about the new york time or new york? >> i'm going to come back to the "new york times" and discover my desk has been cleared off. craig: no, it is a great american institution. what are you talking about? if you can't poke fun of the "new york times," then you're not participating. that's what i say. we're out of time, dave. it is a very interesting book, though. you're a very interesting man. i'm glad you're here. david itzkoff, everybody! we'll be right back. i am totally blind.
i began losing my sight to an eye disease when i was 10. but i learned to live with my blindness a long time ago. so i don't let my blindness get in the way of doing the things i love. but sometimes it feels like my body doesn't know the difference between day and night. i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. i found out this is called non-24, a circadian rhythm disorder that affects up to 70 percent of people
[applause] craig: welcome back, everybody! welcome back! you did very well with this last night. you do it. geoff: ok. all right. singing "forget me not" from their album, available on itunes, playing us off the air, roddy hart & the lonesome fire! [applause] >>♪ in the movie of your heart do i feature from the start or is it just a bit part in your hotel memory did you book a room for me or lock me out with no key
you're a fire in the night you're a fire in the night i am drawn into the fine architecture of your mind created by your design in a church beyond the dream i replay our final scene rojected on the big screen you're a fire in the night you're a fire in the night will you remember me will you remember me
or did i just miss a place on your list will you remember me will you remember me it would mean a lot so forget me not there is something in the woods nd it's keeping me awake and the storm may break and the seas may rise nder perfect skies nd you'll come to me like a vision ressed in your sunday best
hi, everybody, i'm beth troutman, great videos from the web are coming your way "right this minute." a woman hops on the elevator with two dogs. the elevator begins to go up and so does fido. >> oh, no. >> see the shocking turn of events and how she worked frantically to save her best friend. i was hysterically curled into a ball crying and he was running around, oh, that's fine. >> after a daredevil scales a bridge he figures -- >> i'm already at the top of this thing i might as well do some other stunts. >> the backflip that will make your stomach flip. it's a birds-eye view of bears in their habitat. >> the bears are walking by, little fella, i'll go over here.
>> why grizzlies and go pros make for some amazing videos. and guys guess the prize of women's outfits. >> this guy guesses 60 bucks. >> see what happens when they have to buy their girlfriends' clothes on a budget. >> super nervous. i thought i had a better handle on this than i did. a friendly safety reminder for all pet owners out there some people may find this a little difficult to watch but i can assure you the dog in this video not seriously hurt. woman walks into the elevator with her two dogs. the elevator doors close. the elevators begin to go up and so does fido. >> oh, it's the big dog. >> the big dog. >> she's struggling trying to make the elevator stop and trying to hold the dog up. unclip the leash. >> but the weight of the dog is pushing him down on the collar. >> it looks like she does struggle with the collar and the leash and the dog does drop to the elevator floor and the dogs run out of the elevator. they don't seem to be seriously injured. she looks at her hands. the dog wasn't up there very
long. let's break it down. the big dog walks in and the leash is dragging behind it. she's not holding the leash, so the dog knows where he's going. the owner knows where she's going, they all jump in the elevator but the leash is still hanging outside, so when the elevator doors close probably the little handle to the leash is the other side of the doors and that's what pulls the dog out. >> that's a hefty dog. >> big dog. >> the woman in the elevator is tamara siebert and she's joining us from toronto. she joins us "right this minute." what was going through your mind when you saw your poor dog rocket up to the ceiling of the elevator? >> i panicked and i tried to do whatever i could to get him down. i had his leash and he came in behind me and i went to pick it up and before i could pick it up, it slid through my hands and it fell out. i went to the buttons and there's no emergency stop button which i thought i would be. it's a nylon leash, the actual leash didn't snap it's the ry